Music’s past played out

A MUSIC history lecture will have plenty of bells and whistles attached.

International ancient music expert Graeme Lawson will present Re-tuning Music’s History at Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum on Saturday, playing various replica instruments.

The free event, at 3pm, is part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, which owns the WA Cocks collection of Northumbrian smallpipes and other bagpipes at the museum.